Devi Sri Prasad who is well known as DSP is one of the famous Music Director, Composer and Play singer in Tollywood, Kollywood and Bollywood film industry. He was born on 2nd August 1979 in Vedurupaka in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh and later on moved to Chennai, Tamil Nadu. His father Satyanand was a school master and his mother Siromani is a home maker. He has only one brother Sagar who is also a Play Back Singer and Anchor too. He completed his entire schooling at Sir M. Venkata Subba Rao Boys High School, Chennai and completed his graduation in Chennai only. He won several prizes in the culturals organised at inter-school level for both dance and singing competitions. He has directed music for several South Indian films and many of them are box office hits. Devi’s soundtracks are dubbed in several languages also. He is a big fan of Ilayaraja and A. R. Rahman.
Devi’s debut music album was “Dance Party” along with S. P. B. Charan and a few more debutants at the time, was the kick start of his music career. He started his music direction in the year 1999 through the Telugu film “Devi” which was musically hit. He is making his debut in Malayalam cinema with the forthcoming film Kandahar, which stars Mohanlal, Amitabh Bachchan and Surya Sivakumar in lead roles.
As a Lyric Writer.
He wrote lyrics for the many Telugu songs, ‘Vecha Vechaga’ song from “Vamsi”, ‘Premante Yemitante’ song from “Anandam”, ‘Chaila Chaila’ song from “Shankar Dada MBBS” and ‘Udayainche Suryadinadigaa’ and ‘Akaasam...’ songs from “Kalusukovalani”. ‘Chandamama Okati’ song from “Oka Oorilo”, ‘Thellarindoi..’ and ‘Chaila chaila..’ songs from “Shankardada MBBS”, ‘Good morning Hyderabad’ song from “Shankardada Zindabad”, ‘Pilla...’ song from “Gabbar Singh” , and ‘O Madhu’ song from “Julai”
As a Play Back Singer.
Some of the Songs he performed as a playback singer are Vecha Vechaga, Chitiksethe Alalaina, Jagada Jagada, Mudula Chiluka, Maakakrledu, Hot Summer, Lakapidathala, Tha Thai Tha Thai, Pantham Pantham, Andee Andaka, Hylessa, Just Love Me Baby, etc.
As a Composer.
Some films that he composed soundtracks include Yamudu, Manmadha Baanam, Mr. Perfect, 100% Love, Adurs, Arya 2, King, Current, Ready, Jalsa, Tulasi, Bommarillu, Rakhi, Pournai, Aaru, Andarivaadu, Namo Venkatesa, Rakhwala Pyar Ka ,Sye Aata, Yamudu, Singam, Manmadha Baanam, Dhada, Simhaputrudu, Oosaravelli, Gabbar Singh, Julayi ,Damarukam, Sarocharu , Bad Boy, Alex Pandian, Mirchi, Iddarammayilatho, etc. He composed song for the Telugu Cinema Vajrotsavam.
AwardsHe received Film fare Best Telugu Music Director Award three times for the films “Varsham”, “Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana” and “Bommarillu”. He got Santosham Best Music Director Award three times for the films, “Varsham”, “Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana “ and “Jalsa”. He received Isai Aruvi Tamil Music Awards, Best Music Director and CineMAA Award for Best Music Director for the film “Arya 2”. He received MAA Music Awards Most Popular Music Director for the film “Gabbar Singh” . IIFA Award for Best Music Director for the tamil film “Venghai” and TSR TV9 Award for Best Music Director for Telugu film “Damarukam”